The Argentine went down clutching his knee after just 13 minutes of the Premier League champions' clash with Southampton on Sunday, which they went on to win 3-2, and was subsequently stretchered from the pitch.
However, the latest prognosis appears to confirm that the forward's injury is not as serious as first feared and will keep him out of action for just a month.
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His most vital contribution came in the dying seconds of his side's last game of the campaign against QPR, as his goal secured three points and subsequently the title by virtue of goal difference.